SA lashes out over terror alerts

SA lashes out over terror alerts

The South African government has lashed out at the US, UK and Australian governments for warning of an impending terrorist attack on its citizens in South Africa. The government, in a statement, accused the three foreign powers of attempting to influence and control its counter-terrorism work. It also accused the three powers of trying to “generate perceptions of government ineptude, alarmist impressions and public hysteria on the basis of a questionable single source.” The government…

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Mall of Africa opens its doors

Mall of Africa opens its doors

Despite tight household budgets thousands of shoppers are flocking to the new Mall of Africa in Midrand, Johannesburg. The mall, which is the size of 78 rugby stadia, has officially opened its doors for business with thousands of shoppers taking advantage of specials. This has resulted in traffic congestion around the mall. According to Mall of Africa’s website, the mail  is South Africa’s largest shopping Mall ever built in a single phase, with 130 000m2…

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DA has few new policies as election looms

DA has few new policies as election looms

Still no clarity on land or BEE, but Paul Boughey says a number of policies are completed or near completion ahead of the election manifesto launch. The Democratic Alliance may be going into the 2016 local government elections on August 3 with a new-look leadership under Mmusi Maimane, but many of its policies are from the old DA regime and, despite promises, have yet to be updated. Maimane is scheduled to be the main speaker…

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DA member allegedly stabbed by ANC supporters

DA member allegedly stabbed by ANC supporters

The Democratic Alliance in KwaZulu-Natal on Wednesday claimed that one of its members was stabbed when a group ANC supporters allegedly blocked their exit after a Freedom Day event in Chatsworth. Provincial leader Zwakele Mncwango said he was still gathering information on the stabbing. “I was not near the actual stabbing incident but I have been photographs. I have contacted our member. He is from Lindelani. He has informed me that an ANC supporter stabbed…

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Nkandla: Ministers sent reprimand letters

Nkandla: Ministers sent reprimand letters

The ministers involved in the Nkandla saga have been sent letters of reprimand, the Presidency confirmed on Friday. The letters were sent as directed by the Constitution Court, when it said that the public protector’s recommendations were binding. Public Protector Thuli Madonsela recommended that President Jacob Zuma pay back a portion of the state money that was spent on the non-security upgrades to his Nkandla home and that the ministers involved be reprimanded. The letters…

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